Wild Life At Maliba Lodge The pristine Tsehlanyane National Park
Ts’ehlanyane National Park is a National Park in Lesotho. It is located in the Maloti Mountains in Leribe District, and is part of the larger Maloti-Drakensberg Transfrontier Conservation Area. This Lesotho northern park protects a high-altitude, 2,600-metre (8,500 ft) patch of rugged wilderness, including one of Lesotho’s only stands of indigenous forest with a number of rare undergrowth plants that are unique to this woodland habitat.
More than 20 mammal species are protected in the park, and the eland (Africa’s largest antelope) is by far the most impressive. You might also see rock hyrax scurrying away as you approach. Don’t mistake these widespread sociable animals for the rare, near-endemic ice rat, which is a special of the high-altitude environment.
Best Time for Wildlife Viewing
Ts’ehlanyane NP can be enjoyed at any time of the year. Wildlife viewing is random and doesn’t really depend on the season. The landscape is most beautiful from December to April when rain has made the bush green and the sky is free of haze. However, rain can interfere with hiking from October to March (although mornings are usually dry). April to September is reliably dry but cold.